Writer: Skyler Hebdon
Many of our chemistry students are currently working with professors on research projects. The first article from BYU-Idaho to be published in a peer reviewed research journal was actually from our very own chemistry department. The article featured the findings of a research group here at BYU-Idaho that was collaborating with researchers in Utah. They studied reactions of certain pollutants with the air and how ultraviolet radiation from the sun affects these reactions. Other students are developing a way to combine two separation techniques into one simultaneous prossess. Yet another group is playing legos with DNA and trying to build a microscopic biofactory that uses nitrogen from the air and energy from the sun to create fertilizers.
If you're involved in this research, we would like to hear from you. Tell us all about your progress, send us some pictures and we'll post them here.